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Sutter Health is purchasing a 17-acre site in Roseville. What is planned for the future location?

Sutter Health’s growth plans in Roseville took a big step after the healthcare giant acquired 7.3 acres of land in Roseville where it plans to build a new primary care center.

The Sacramento-based company announced Monday that it had closed a $4.95 million deal to acquire a parcel on Highland Pointe Drive near the southeast intersection of Highway 65 and Pleasant Grove Boulevard near Roseville Fire Station No. 7. The future facility, Sutter Health said, would house Sutter Health Medical Group physicians and provide services such as primary care, urgent care and specialists.

No timeline for construction has been announced.

Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Sutter Health, said the Roseville purchase was part of Sutter Health’s plan to provide accessible health care in the Capital Region and beyond.

“We are committed to our mission to care for our patients first and our people always, and this includes reinvesting in our facilities, equipment and communities,” said Thomas.

“Care center projects like Highland Pointe not only allow us to accommodate more patients, but also allow us to increase the number of physicians in growing communities like Roseville and Rocklin,” said Dr. Karun Grossman, chief medical officer of Sutter Medical Group and a practicing physician in the Sacramento region.

Rachael McKinney, president of Sutter Health’s Greater Sacramento Market, said the project would meet the community’s health care needs and “provide comprehensive, integrated and connected care to get and stay healthy.”

The Roseville Highland Pointe Primary Care Center — two miles northwest of Sutter Roseville Medical Center — is in the early stages of development, officials said, and Sutter was in discussions with local stakeholders to meet community needs.

“Collaboration will be critical throughout the development process,” said Gary Zufelt, outpatient CEO of the Sutter Medical Foundation and the system’s Sacramento division. “And we look forward to working with community leaders and keeping the community informed as further details of our plans progress.”

The move follows a further expansion after Sutter Health said it expanded its medical center, Placer County’s only Level II trauma center, by 36 beds this month.